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Posted on July 13th, 2016 by paularath

If you’re looking for something fun and different to do this Sunday morning,┬áJuly 17,┬áplease join me at Na Mea Hawaii in Ward Warehouse for Tea and Talk Story at 10:30 a.m. Tea and Talk Story is the brainchild of Nake’u Awai, my multi-talented friend (former Broadway dancer, fashion designer, choreographer, show producer, artist) who has
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Posted on May 29th, 2016 by paularath

Jerry and I have decided to redecorate our downstairs. It has been our studio and workroom for decades and it is showing the wear. We have two highly useful items we would like to give away to someone who can use them. The first is the cutting table I used in my fashion design studio
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Posted on April 29th, 2016 by paularath

There’s just no keeping a creative person down. When The Honolulu Advertiser closed in 2010, Chris Oliver was one of the multi-talented folks who lost their jobs. Chris was the travel editor in the Island Life Section and she put together an eclectic, imaginative and intriguing section every week. I have a file full of
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Posted on April 28th, 2016 by paularath

This weekend seems to be the jump start of the spring/summer trunk shows, fashion shows and craft fairs. And of course, it’s just in time for Mother’s Day. Nui Mono and Girlfriends, which only comes around twice a year, will be held: Saturday, April 30 8 a.m. to noon Palolo Hongwanji 1641 Palolo Avenue Expect
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Posted on March 25th, 2016 by paularath

Peruvian textiles have long been a special interest of mine. I first learned about them in 1997 when I attended a textile workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. One of the speakers had written a definitive book on Peruvian textiles which identified some Incan textiles as among the oldest pieces ever found by archaeologists. So
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